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mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice to make. >> reporter: the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48% to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president is going to confirm. >> reporter: in ohio, governor romney is six points down. that's forcing him to look to other states like iowa. >> we can do better, a better america, a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire -- >> our president, barack obama! >> reporter: the president was there with former president bill clinton. it's a race so tight even four electoral votes could be the margin of victory. the nbc poll shows this is a battle of the sexes. president obama has an eight-point lead with women, governor romney, a seven-point lead with men. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >> both candidates are spending a lot of time in the b
mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the result expected. today florida made it official. the sunshine state voted to re-elect president obama. the final electoral map for 2012 looks like this. president obama with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. the president carried every state he won in 2008 except indiana and north carolina. with a record number of votes cast, florida's secretary of state says president obama only won by about 74,000 votes. that's enough to avoid an automatic recount, though, like the one triggered in 2000's in his first weekly radio address, president obama talked about the upcoming fisk's clifr and urged congress to extend middle class tax cuts right away. >> something we all agree on. the taxes on middle class families should not go up. congress should perm fementally e permanently extend the middle class tax cuts. >> they meet at the white house next week. republicans say they're open to adding revenue to bring down the deficit, but they won't agree to higher tax rates for the wealthy. >>> nice break today from some of the chilly, wet fall weather we've bee
's already some confusion in florida on this election day. voters there got more than 12,000 automatic call saying they have until tomorrow to cast their ballots. it happened in pinelas county. the call were supposed to go out yesterday. the supervisor of elections admitted the calls went out today by mistake, he said. the wife florida's governor, charlie crist, received one of those calls. after realizing the error, new calls went out today clarifying that today is in fact election day. >>>onight we're hearing from the man who says he was attacked by a candidate for d.c.'s advisory neighborhood commission. police arrested grace daughtridge. police say she attacked a man after he appeared to be tampering with one of her signs. he said he knows her. he said he was trying on bring her a sign that had fallen over. >> i used to play football. she did a textbook open field tackle on me. she knock me to the ground and then started with the homophobic slurs. >> she thought you were tampering with her signs but you just picked it up to take it to her? >> yeah. i knew she and her husband would be he
-level worker at the white house, who met the kelley family on a visit to mcdill air force base in florida. >>> developing news now, a fire on an oil platform in the gulf of mexico is not expected to become an environmental emergency. the fire is out now. but rescue teams are still searching for two missing crew members. the coast guard officials say workers were using a torch to cut an oil line this morning when there was an explosion. four members of the crew were critically injured. authorities say the well was not producing oil at the time of the fire, and any oil that went into the water was probably in the pipe the crew was working on. the platform is owned by a company called black elk energy. >>> a man teaching in the d.c. area for more than 45 years is in jail tonight. he's accused of molesting students. christopher kloman is 73 years old now. he was arrested today in mclean, virginia. a woman told police kloman molested her back in 1968 when she was 12 years old. she says it happened when he was her teacher at the potomac elementary school. investigators say they sofrd kloman als
to rise. as they kept counting votes today in florida, washington was counting, 53 days until the fiscal cliff. deep defense cuts and cuts in social service spending. and more ominously, tax hikes on everyone. that could spark a return to recession. says a senator who is bailing out of washington's gridlock. >> anything could serve as a trip wire to igniting another financial crisis. >> reporter: urging president obama to lead to a budget deal that avoids a cliff. after his victory tuesday, he's sure to demand as part of any agreement to cut spending a tax hike on the wealthy, says a top obama aide. >> he talked about it in debates, in speeches, on the need for balanced deficit reduction that included new revenues. and he was reelected by, you know, in a significant way. >> reporter: house speaker republican john boehner seemed to signal he gets that. >> we're willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: but anti-tax conservatives are jumping in to clarify and warn the speaker not to buckle. >> boe
-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted infidelity and resign as director of the cia, allen got a vote of confidence today from president obama. >> he has faith in general allen.
he's in cincinnati, ohio. >> reporter: governor mitt romney began his last state push in florida. >> we could begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the vote of the people in florida, that's exactly what could happen. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lineso early voting in ohio have been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you your v
putting aside florida, where the votes were still being counted, the president dominated the election map. victory across the battleground states, except north carolina. obama backers celebrated his win in swing state virginia. harry reid, whose senate majority got bigger, demanding house republicans cut deals on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is, our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor d
below average from new york all the way down towards jacksonville, florida. a very cold air mass continuing to sit around the region. with us today we saw plenty of cloud cover across the area. we'll talk about the cloud cover and chances for rain over the next couple of days coming up. >>> coming up, the brother of actress mia farrow arrested after accusations of abuse in a maryland neighborhood. >>> israel moving closer to ground war with hamas. >>> bp will pay the largest criminal penalty in american history after the gulf oil spill. >>> i'm tom sherwood. it was one of the longest redevelopment fights in the city's history. but now that fight's over and construction is beginning soon. i'll have the story coming up. >>> israel and hamas are on the brink of war. attacks on both sides are escalating and claiming more civilian lives. but the israeli army is ready for a full ground invasion of the gaza strip. >> reporter: it's thursday night in gaza. very few people are out on the streets. it is an ominous sign of what could possibly happen in the coming days. what many people here
warehouse off florida avenue. four businesses there suffered heavy damage, including an accessories wholesaler and large meat market. the newly opened union market food hall a block away was not damaged in the fire. >>> coming up on news4 at 6:00, desperate pleas for help and gas. live coverage on the impact of hurricane sandy, continues in new jersey, where the lines are getting longer and longer. plus, actor alec baldwin and his wife are among the millions in the dark in new york. but they didn't wait around for help to arrive. >> i think you really do have to love each other. the moment something goes wrong, we fight for each other furiously. >> here at home the wait is getting longer just to vote. some people are waiting up to five hours. the wait times may depend on where >>> two people have been locked up in connection with a shooting at the university of southern california. it happened about 11:30 last night outside a halloween party on campus. los angeles police say two men got into an argument, one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting. four people were hit by bull
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